CLINTON, Mo. - (8/11/17) The suspect in the shooting death of Officer Gary Michael pleaded not guilty in court today.
Ian McCarthy appeared via video at his arraignment today at the Henry County Courthouse in Clinton. He is charged with first-degree murder in Officer Michael's death.
McCarthy's next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 20.
Officer Michael was shot after he stopped McCarthy for a traffic violation. Prosecutors say McCarthy jumped out of his car and fired at Officer Michael before driving a few blocks, crashing the car and fleeing on foot. McCarthy was arrested after a two-day manhunt.
William Noble, whom police believe tossed the gun McCarthy used to allegedly kill Michael, was also in court this afternoon. He also pleaded not guilty. Noble’s next court appearance is set for Sept. 15th.